Children with an Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan which names the school as appropriate provision will first be admitted.
When there are more applications than places available, priority for admission will be given to children in the order shown below:
- Looked after children and previously looked after children
- Children living in Thrapston and Denford
- Children with an older brother or sister already attending the school
- Children with medical needs. Evidence is required from a professional person that specifies that the school is the only school in the area that can provide the special care needed (see note below)
- Proximity of the child’s home to the school with those living nearest being accorded the higher priority
Where the admission number is exceeded within a criterion, priority will be given to those who live closest to the school. Distances are measured using a geographical information system (GIS) by Northamptonshire County Council.
If you believe that your child has exceptional medical needs, you will need to provide evidence of this from an appropriate professional. The needs must relate to your child and the evidence must detail how the needs of your child can only be met at Thrapston Primary School. This can be sent in a sealed envelope if you prefer. If accompanied by a professional’s letter, they must demonstrate in their judgement why this school can meet your child’s needs, and also demonstrate why other local schools cannot meet your child’s needs.
It is not sufficient for a professional to say in their judgement only Thrapston School can meet your child’s needs, they must state why other schools cannot meet the needs. The Head teacher in conjunction with a designated governor will consider the evidence and make their decision based on this.